Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)

FreeBSD Man Pages

Man Page or Keyword Search:
Man Architecture
Apropos Keyword Search (all sections) Output format
home | help
FC-CACHE(1)							   FC-CACHE(1)

NAME
       fc-cache	- build	font information cache files

SYNOPSIS
       fc-cache	 [  -fsvV?  ]  [  --force  ] [ --system-only ] [ --verbose ] [
       --version ] [ --help ] [	dirs ]

DESCRIPTION
       fc-cache	scans the font directories  on	the  system  and  builds  font
       information  cache  files  for  applications using fontconfig for their
       font handling.

       If directory arguments are not given, fc-cache uses each	 directory  in
       the  current  font  configuration.  Each	 directory is scanned for font
       files readable by FreeType.  A cache is created which contains  proper-
       ties  of	 each font and the associated filename.	 This cache is used to
       speed up	application startup when using the fontconfig library.

       Note that fc-cache must be executed once	per architecture  to  generate
       font  information  customized  for  that	architecture.  On a subsequent
       run, fc-cache will augment the cache information	files with the	infor-
       mation for the new architecture.

OPTIONS
       This  program  follows  the  usual  GNU	command	line syntax, with long
       options starting	with two  dashes  (`-').   A  summary  of  options  is
       included	below.

       -f --force
	      Force  re-generation of apparently up-to-date cache files, over-
	      riding the timestamp checking.

       -s --system-only
	      Only scan	system-wide directories, omitting the  places  located
	      in the user's home directory.

       -v --verbose
	      Display status information while busy.

       -? --help
	      Show summary of options.

       -V --version
	      Show version of the program and exit.

       dirs   A	list of	directories to scan for	fonts.

FILES
       fonts.cache-2
	      These files are generated	by fc-cache and	contain	maps from file
	      names to font  properties.  They	are  read  by  the  fontconfig
	      library at application startup to	locate appropriate fonts.

SEE ALSO
       fc-list (1).

       The  fontconfig	user's	guide, in HTML format: /usr/share/doc/fontcon-
       fig/fontconfig-user.html.

AUTHOR
       This manual page	was written by Keith Packard  <keithp@keithp.com>  and
       Josselin	Mouette	<joss@debian.org>.

				  05 May 2008			   FC-CACHE(1)

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | FILES | SEE ALSO | AUTHOR

Want to link to this manual page? Use this URL:
<http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=fc-cache&sektion=1&manpath=X11R7.4>

home | help